The reason why Mummy went to London yesterday was to go to a workshop to find out more about getting her stories about us published. She said that she got really encouraged by it all until the last session which left her feeling really depressed. Anyway there are a number of things she needs to do to our stories including taking them off here as they are going to be edited so they won’t be the same as these versions. Depending on what she does about publishing them, they may go on her authoring website instead, but I’ll keep you posted on that.
She says there are two big problems about our stories: they don’t seem to be fashionable and they don’t have a great female character in them till the second book when Kira turns up. I like Kira. Well, Fred in the books loves her a lot as it turns out, so I suppose I would like her! She’s wondering about turning George into a girl character but still leaving him as an engineer as girls like doing those things too… well, Mummy does and she’s a girl. I think it’s a little strange, but it’s a story, not real life. Or maybe Mummy will just decide she doesn’t want to publish her stories after all. Just do them for the kindle thing (which she explained is a sort of electronic book), and maybe get a copy printed off for her own bookshelf. She says the trouble is that she wrote the stories because she wanted to write the stories. The thing is, publishers want to know who is going to buy them, and if we say 8-12 year olds or Young Adults, then you have to say what they should sit beside on the bookshelves, and Mummy says there’s nothing really like them at all. So she’s going to have a rethink. I’ll do some Thinking too, which should help her a bit.